WRITING TO READING THE STEINER WALDORF WAY ~ ABI ALLANSON & NICKY TEENSMA
Writing to Reading the Steiner Waldorf Way: Foundations of Creative Literacy in Classes 1 and 2
This theory and practice-based book outlines the foundations for creative literacy and teaching children how to write and read in Classes 1 and 2, or UK Years 2 and 3.
It explores how Steiner/Waldorf pedagogy dovetails with mainstream primary approaches and specialist dyslexia-friendly methods. There is no ‘one size fits all’ best way.
However, Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf education offers a holistic, active and creative approach based on the foundation of children’s spoken language development. The child discovers their own voice through movement, form drawing and storytelling. The magic of the alphabet is invoked in sound, story and image. Children tell stories and then write them down, which leads organically into reading.
How to teach writing and reading using Steiner/Waldorf principles and methods.
Draws on Waldorf pedagogy, best practice mainstream primary methods, and specialist dyslexia techniques.
Gives teachers the theory to introduce literacy with confidence.
Tried and tested easy-to-use lesson plans with assessment & feedback tips, movement, games, and activities.
Includes drawings, photos, diagrams, and examples of children’s work.
Comprehensive glossary, appendices, bibliography, index, word lists, and suggested stories.
Format: Paperback (245mm X 190mm) 352 pages
Abi Allanson MA is a teacher and consultant at Steiner Academy Frome, specialising in literacy, differentiation and teacher training. Abi was formerly a learning support and class teacher at the Rudolf Steiner School Kings Langley and St Paul’s Steiner School, London.
Nicky Teensma, SMT Lower School Lead and class teacher at Rudolf Steiner School Kings Langley, originally trained in Zeist and worked at the Johannes School in Tiel, Netherlands. A trained and qualified specialist dyslexia teacher, she taught a parallel SEN class (Tobias) at RSSKL for 5 years.